Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the RM

Embassy of the Republic of Moldova to Romania

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Visas

Foreign citizens who do not need visa for entry on the territory of the Republic of Moldova

 

The citizens of the following states, the holders of all the types of passports, do not need visas for the entry on the territory of the Republic of Moldova for a period of stay until 90 days, during six months from the moment of the first entry:

 

  • the following member states of the European Union - Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Holland, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden;
  • Canada, Georgia, Holy See, Iceland, Japan, Principality of Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Principality of Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino, State of Israel, Swiss Confederation, USA, Georgia;
  • CIS member states: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

 

The holders of the UN Laissez-Passer passports issued by the UN and its specialized agencies do not need visas for the entry on and exit from the territory of the Republic of Moldova.

The holders of the diplomatic and service passports, who are citizens of the following states do not need visas for the entry on the territory of the Republic of Moldova for the period up to 90 days during 6 months: Albania, Bosnia and Hertzegovina, Brasil, Croatia, South Korea, Macedonia, Muntenegru, Peru, Serbia, Turkey, Vietnam.

 

The holders of the diplomatic and service passports, who are citizens of the following states do not need visas for the entry on the territory of the Republic of Moldova for the period up to 30 days: China, Iran, Turkmenistan.

 

The staff of the diplomatic and consular missions accredited to the Republic of Moldova and the family members thereof, the staff of the permanent missions and the representative offices of the international organizations situated in the Republic of Moldova and the family members thereof, foreign mass-media representatives accredited to the Republic of Moldova and that hold the accreditation cards issued by the MFA, are entitled to enter and leave the territory of the Republic of Moldova without holding a visa during the whole validity period of the accreditation card.

 

The following categories of citizens of Turkmenistan do not need a visa for entry on the territory of the Republic of Moldova:

 

  • members of the aircraft crew of the civil aviation, holders of national valid passports, having the required inscription into the general statement (air mission);
  • members of the crew of the river and maritime ships, holders of valid sailor passports and having the required inscription into the logbook or an extract of it;
  • railway members, members of train, refrigerator and locomotive crews in international trains, holders of national valid passports, having the nominal lists, roadmaps, approved for each route;
  • special couriers, which facilitate the intergovernmental communication, holders of the national valid passports and having the required documents, issued by the competent authorities of the Parts.

 

Taking into account the provisions of the Law no.200 of July 16, 2010 concerning the foreigner’s regime in the Republic of Moldova, which has to enter into force December 24, 2010, foreign citizens, holders of a valid permanent residence permit, issued by the authorities of the Republic of Moldova, are exempted from the visa requirement.

 

The foreign citizens who are not indicated above can enter the territory of the Republic of Moldova on the basis of a valid visa.

 

The foreign citizens who need invitation to obtain a visa for the Republic of Moldova

 

LIST of countries whose citizens require invitations for obtaining an entry visa to the Republic of Moldova

 

  • Republic of South Africa
  • Islamic State of Afghanistan
  • People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • Republic of Angola
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • State of Bahrain
  • People's Republic of Bangladesh
  • Belize
  • Republic of Benin
  • Kingdom of Bhutan
  • Republic of Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burma / Myanmar
  • Republic of Burundi
  • Kingdom of Cambodia
  • Republic of Cameroon
  • Republic of Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Republic of Chad
  • China
  • Republic of Colombia
  • Islamic Federal Republic of Comoros
  • Congo
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)
  • Republic of Cuba
  • Republic of Djibouti
  • The Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Arab Republic of Egypt
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Republic of Fiji
  • Republic of the Philippines
  • Republic of Gabon
  • Republic Gambia
  • Republic of Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Republic of Guinea
  • Republic of Guinea-Bissau
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Republic of Guyana
  • Republic of Haiti
  • Republic of India
  • Republic of Indonesia
  • Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Republic of Marshall Islands
  • Solomon Islands
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Republic of Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Republic of Kenya
  • Republic of Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Democratic Republic of Laos
  • Kingdom of Lesotho
  • Republic of Lebanon
  • Republic of Liberia
  • Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
  • Republic of Madagascar
  • Republic of Malawi
  • Republic of Maldives
  • Republic of Mali
  • Islamic Republic of Mauritania
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Mongolia
  • Kingdom of Morocco
  • Republic of Mozambique
  • Republic of Namibia
  • Republic of Nauru
  • Federal Democratic Republic Nepal
  • Republic of Niger
  • Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Sultanate of Oman
  • Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Rwanda
  • Independent State of Samoa
  • Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
  • Republic of Senegal
  • Saint Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Republic of Sierra Leone
  • Democratic Republic of Somalia
  • Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Republic of Suriname
  • Kingdom of Swaziland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste / East Timor
  • Thailand
  • Republic of Togo
  • Kingdom of Tonga
  • Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Republic of Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Republic of Uganda
  • Republic of Vanuatu
  • Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  • Republic of Yemen
  • Republic of Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

 

Citizens of countries not listed above do not need an invitation for obtaining a visa for Moldova.

 

Also, foreigners that meet the following criteria do not need an invitation for a visa, regardless of their nationality:

 

  • a minor whose parent, a foreign citizen, is in possession of a residence permit in the Republic of Moldova or identity card for stateless persons, provided that it is valid for at least 90 days from the date of the requested visa;
  • Foreigners who require a transit visa and an airport transit visa provided that the provisions of article 6 from the Law nr. no. 200 of 16.07.2010, are respected;
  • Citizens of countries with which Moldova has signed international treaties in this regard or stateless persons residing in these states;
  • A minor whose parent is a foreign citizen married to a citizen of the Republic of Moldova;
  • Foreigners who hold a residence permit or a valid visa (except Transit Visa), issued by a EU Member State or a state party to the Schengen Agreement;
  • Stateless persons who provide proof of birth on the territory of the Republic of Moldova or SSRM.

 

The Visa Application Form

 

The "Visa Application" form is available at the diplomatic or consular missions of the Republic of Moldova or can be accessed here. Each applicant who owns a travel document shall fill in and personally sign the visa application form.

 

The fees for visas

 

The consular fee for a visa depends on the length of its issuance, the purpose of the travel.

 

The fee is established in accordance with the Law no. 242 of September 24, 2010, concerning the consular fees.

 

No.Type of VisaConsular Fee (euro)
1.Type “A” Visa – airport transit25
2.Type “B” Visa – transit visa45
3.Type “C” Visa – short term visa65
4.Type “D” Visa – long term visa85

 

The free visas are issued to:

 

  • the officers of the international organizations the Republic of Moldova has adhered to, and the family members thereof;
  • the children under 18’s;
  • the members of foreign diplomatic and consular missions and the family members thereof  (on the base of reciprocity);
  • the members of foreign government or parliament delegations and other officially invited persons, as well as the family members thereof;
  • the Honorary Consuls of the Republic of Moldova and the family members thereof (husbands/wives and children under 18s);
  • the holders of diplomatic passports;
  • the persons originating from the Republic of Moldova.